the DR200 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by klxrdr, May 13, 2007.

  1. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    Yep ...looks like I am wrong. :norton 15/45 will put me @ stock, an' that's okay by me... but I'll look around for a smaller rear sprocket next time - meanwhile, the rear on mine is gettin' toothy. :deal
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  2. BigCanoe

    BigCanoe Fickle bike owner

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    Anyone installed a switched power outlet? Which wire did you tie into?
  3. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    DR 200 rider, question, wife needs the skid plate,2006 DR 200, how many pieces are needed and what /where is best prices for best plate?

    Thanks ahead of time,
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  4. Highaltidude

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    One piece.

    Ricochet.

    eBay and Google are your friends.....

    Got em on both mine and my wife's DR200s.

    Chuck
  5. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    thanks Chuck, looking right now, best so far is 92 plus shipping from Ricochet in Utah.:D
  6. joggenam treerot

    joggenam treerot n00b

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    first i would like to say that i am new to this forum. i have been on dirtbikes for years but have just bought an enduro.....a 2005 dr 200 se and needless to say i love the little bike! it was owned by a old man and was well taken care of. it looks very close to new, with low miles as well i see that the bike has a small cult following and is quite a capable little bike.
    i was also wondering if anyone has found a good set of hand guards that fit it well? i have looked but none seem quite right.....anyone have any that work well?
  7. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    First...welcome and congrats on your "new" DR!

    I just recently got our first DR200 and am waiting for my handguards to arrive for installation. Found some on ebay...nicely priced. I've noted that the bars on the DR are pretty clear of obstructions and hope for a easy installation. Reading this thread I saw that it is reported that the OEM bars ends are filled with metal - for vibration reduction. IF that is what I find...likely I'll just drill a nice sized pilot hole, tap the hole, and install the end sections via a hex head bolt and not use the typical "expander" bolt (which requires a much bigger pilot hole). I did this on my KLR and it has held up perfectly - even after field testing!!
  8. Highaltidude

    Highaltidude Adventurer

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    While the prospect of almost 400 pages can be daunting, there is some great info contained in previous posts. Many thoughts on hand guards...... The search feature can help you sift......

    Chuck
  9. BigCanoe

    BigCanoe Fickle bike owner

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    I just attempted (barely) to put handguards on mine. I removed the throttle tube, and there is a slug welded in the end of the bars. You can either drill in or cut it out, its only welded at the edge. Good luck!
  10. tony the tiger

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    Gotta watch out for them old men ... :gerg just saying...
  11. BigCanoe

    BigCanoe Fickle bike owner

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    Hey, I resemble that remark (and icon, except for the cane, and my beard is shorter)
  12. CoolNameGuy

    CoolNameGuy n00b

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    Hello fellow adventurers.

    Thanks for having this wonderful site with all of the interesting and useful info. I hope I'm putting this question in the right location.

    I have the 2009 Suzuki DR200SE that I bought new about 6 months ago to use as a commuter bike to replace my scooter. The very next day I got transferred closer to home and so I haven't used it much. Maybe 3 or 4 months ago I reached 600 miles on the odometer and so I parked it in the garage until I could get a chance to do the oil change. A couple of days ago I pulled it out and tried to start it. No luck. So I charged the battery and after several attempts, I was able to crank it by giving it plenty of throttle until it started to pop and then keeping it revved up. It ran like this for about 3 minutes and then made some sounds like there was water in the gas. So the next day, I drained the tank and refilled it with fresh gas and tried again. Again it started by using plenty of throttle and it ran like this for about 3 or 4 minutes. At some point, when I was trying to restart it, I remember hearing a pop which turns out was the oil inspection window flying off into eternity.

    Does any know why the oil inspection window would have blown out? Is it a potentially serious problem or just a little clog somewhere? Should I break down and take it to the dealer and risk a big cash payout or just buy the part and try again?

    Thanks
  13. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    It sounds to me like maybe you left the petcock in the "prime" position, and the carb float was sticking or maybe had a bit of trash holding the valve open, resulting in an engine full of fuel mixed with oil. When you crank an engine that is full of liquid, the crankcase pressure would go way up, and could blow the window out. How much oil came out with the window? If that is the case, you need to replace the window, solve the fuel problem(s), refill and start again. A faulty petcock in conjunction with a float valve not seating will cause the same thing.

    All that being said, if you bought it new six months ago, it should still be under warranty. Take it back and see what they say. Noting to lose, and you can always take it back home and fix it yourself.
  14. Highaltidude

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    Fuel in the crankcase would be my guess too.....

    Chuck
  15. Lateralus180

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    I think most of the DR200 owners in the thread have experienced gasoline in the crank case at some point as well.

    There is a Yamaha fuel petcock linked on the first or second post in the thread. It was like $13 online and is pretty much a necessity.

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    Yamaha 23F-24500-11-00 - FUEL COCK ASSY 1
  16. Wallrat

    Wallrat Been here awhile

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    Ordered my petcock the day after I got the bike. Installed it before the 1st ride (not counting a few test miles around the house). All thanks to this thread!
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    $41 in Canada :huh
  18. BigCanoe

    BigCanoe Fickle bike owner

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    Got mine off EBay for $14, new
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    Ordered one from boats.net, $21 shipped
  20. Cheska

    Cheska Old but still kickin

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    Ordered mine today from Yamaha dealer on Vancouver Island $21.00:clap